King Abdullah Port has been ranked the second most efficient container port in the world for 2020, by the Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) published by The World Bank and IHS Markit. The report, which scores ports according to different metrics, is based on total port hours per ship call, standardised for different ship sizes and container moves per call.
Commenting on the achievement, Jay New, Chief Executive Officer of King Abdullah Port, said: “We are proud of our consistently high performance in various global rankings and indices, highlighting our growing operational capabilities as well as our extraordinary resilience amid the current challenges of the global economy.”
East Asian ports dominated the top positions on the CPPI, led by Yokohama in Japan, ahead of King Abdullah Port by a slight margin, with Qingdao in China in third place. Algeciras in Spain is the highest ranked European port, in 10th place, with Colombo in Sri Lanka being the top-ranked port in South Asia at 17th place. Mexico’s Lazaro Cardenas leads the Americas in 25th, while Canada’s Halifax is the only other North American port in the Top 50. Djibouti, in 61st place, is the top-ranked African port.